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Racial Disparities in Buffalo-Niagara

Date: Jun 1, 2018
Author(s): Partnership for the Public Good
Topic(s): Data / Demographics / History: General
Type: Buffalo Brief

Like many cities in the Great Lakes region, Buffalo-Niagara suffers from severe racial inequality and segregation. 

In 2010, the Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) encompassing both Erie and Niagara counties ranked as the sixth most segregated metro area in the
nation. The region is also marked by severe disparities in income, employment, home ownership, and homelessness. In this brief, we present information for Buffalo and, in many cases, comparisons with the similarly situated cities of Milwaukee, Cleveland, Rochester, and Pittsburgh.


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